“Return 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty. (electronic/instrumental LMMS track)

“Return 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty.
Simple electronic/instrumental LMMS track

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It is for their perpetual joy that in Christ …

“It is for their perpetual joy that in Christ Jesus ‘are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,’ Col. 2:3. Admirable is the scheme, devised in fathomless love and immeasurable wisdom, whereby our resources are in another and not in ourselves. ‘For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell,’ Col 1:19. ‘And of His fulness have we all received, and grace for grace,’ John 1:16. The best of mere men do on earth sadly deplore their leanness, and were this all, they would sink into deep sadness. But when they look to Jesus they behold such amazing supplies, that they are no longer straitened. He is a never failing well-spring of all good things.”
– William S. Plumer

There is a time for tears …

“There is a time for tears:
over sin and its resulting human misery (Matthew 5:4),
in the burden of ministering to others (Acts 20:31),
in compassion over the plights of others (Nehemiah 1:4; Romans 12:15), and so on . . .
In our living, we need to feel the full stretch of human emotions. When you need to cry — whether you’re a man or a woman — let the tears flow and don’t be ashamed.”

-from p.39 of “Fix Your Eyes On Jesus” by Anne Ortlund.

We are kidding ourselves if …

“We are kidding ourselves if we believe we can depend on our own ingenuity and ignore the mind of God yet still come out winners. God’s verdict is clear: “So the common man will be humbled, and the man of importance abased, the eyes of the proud also will be abased” (Isaiah 5:15,16).”

-from p.71 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.